Teens arrested for possessing loaded gun

California Highway Patrol officers, with the aid of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, pulled over three teenagers for speeding on Friday. They reportedly found a loaded, unregistered gun inside the vehicle. (Photo courtesy of California Highway Patrol)

WATSONVILLE — Three teenagers were arrested near the Vista Point highway exit Friday for possessing a loaded, unregistered handgun.

The California Highway Patrol reported that the driver, 19-year-old Martin Cassidy and his passengers Brent Stansfield, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile had initially been pulled over for speeding on southbound Highway 1.

During the stop, CHP officers reportedly discovered a concealed handgun inside the vehicle. The weapon was unregistered and was loaded with ammunition.

All three were taken into custody for the weapons violation.


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